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Bethlehem labor martyr remembered

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by BERNIE O'HARE in Local News

Pierce and East Third streets in South Bethlehem is the site of a 102-year-old homicide. Today, the intersection is bordered by parking lots and the National Museum of Industrial History. But on Feb. 26, 1910, thousands of angry Bethlehem Steel strikers, upset about 12-hour days and 12-cent per hour wages, rioted at that site. Despite local police and hundreds of deputy sheriffs, Southside Bethlehem descended into chaos. Twenty-five state troopers from Philadelphia were requested and greeted with rocks and bottles when they arrived.

Voter ID law nearing last hurdle

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

State Supreme Court begins proceedings tomorrow

The state Supreme Court tomorrow will debate the new legislative redistricting plan – an updated version of the one rejected in January – and the new Voter ID law – which was upheld recently in Harrisburg.

The proceedings in Philadelphia will be viewable live on Pennsylvania Cable Network.

While redistricting is, by its very nature, a topic for debate, the Voter ID law has already been effectively enacted, but is under serious pressure with the coming of the November elections.

VBS: Southside Ministries

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by CYNTHIA UNDERHILL Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

This is the 28th year for Southside Ministries Vacation Bible School, which met July 9 through 20 at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity. The free program was open to anyone in preschool through eighth grade. Participants could attend any one or all of the sessions.

The evenings began with a brief biblical story and discussion lead by one of the churches in the ministry. Then, participants rotated through four stations each evening.

Griffin pitches flex buildings

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by BERNIE O'HARE in Local News

Griffin Land is a Connecticut-based land development company that has recently expanded into the Lehigh Valley, both in Upper Macungie and Bethlehem townships. Its eyes are now fixed on a 49-acre site along the north side of Jaindl Boulevard in Hanover Township. On Aug. 28, Griffin representatives unveiled plans for two flexible use buildings that will be located directly across the street from a Traditions of America residential community.

Zoners approve consulting biz in Historic Bethlehem

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in Local News

John Brew's first attempt to establish his community bank consulting business in Historic Bethlehem ended in failure. After a lengthy hearing, zoners denied his request in a close, 2-2, vote.

But it was a different story Aug. 28, thanks to a new zoning ordinance that permits some commercial use of corner properties in residential districts, even those located at the corner of North New and East Market streets.

By a 4-0 vote, zoners agreed to allow Brew to locate his business at a Bed and Breakfast known as The Bethlehem Inn.

Their decision followed a lengthy hearing.

MEETING BOARD

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Wednesday, September 12

Lehigh Co. Commissioners, 7:30 p.m., public hearing room, Lehigh County Gov. Center, 17 S. Seventh St., Allentown.

Thursday, September 13

Bethlehem Water Authority, 3 p.m., 85 W. North St.

Monday, September 17

Bethlehem Housing Authority, 4:30 p.m., Monacacy Tower, 645 Main St.

BASD Finance and Human Resources committees, 6 p.m., Education Center dining room, 1516 Sycamore St.

Bethlehem Twp. Commissioners, 7 p.m., municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.

Fountain Hill Zoning Board, 7 p.m., 941 Long St.